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Residential Life and Housing


Special Residential Communities

Adelphi offers a variety of residential communities for specific interests.

New Hall B Living Learning Community

Students may choose from a variety of residential options in our seven residence halls on the Garden City campus, including several available room types and special residential communities. Adelphi also attempts to provide special accommodations to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Please note that the cost of housing depends on the room type and/or community selected.

Students may request a specific housing assignment based on their interests, academic needs or other aspects of their identity. Students should indicate their choices on the Residence Hall Agreement. Assignments are based on room availability, and some frequently asked questions specific to these communities are included below. Please visit our main FAQ page for more information regarding residential life as a whole.

First-Year Living-Learning Communities

A wonderful way to make friends, earn credits that are required for all first-year students, and be part of student life from your very first day at Adelphi.

There are two First-Year Living-Learning Communities for the 2020-2021 academic year:

  1. In the Leadership Community (under the direction of Dr. Lisa Minicozzi), the course is crafted to develop your already-strong leadership skills with speakers from and trips to New York City.
  2. In the Service-Learning Community (under the direction of Dr. Mary Jean McCarthy), the course will center around the idea of what it means to be a compassionate citizen with service-learning trips around Long Island.

Highlights of the Living-Learning Communities include:

  • On-floor classroom and study lounge in Residence Hall B
  • Community-based First-Year Seminar course (4 credits) in the fall
  • Personalized English 107 (3 credits) in the spring
  • Earn the Leadership Certificate and connect your learning to a career
  • Take trips into New York City and/or across Long Island

» Apply for First-Year Living-Learning Communities

Students who apply by the priority deadline of April 16, 2020 will be notified of their acceptance the week of April 20, 2020. Applicants who apply after April 16 will be notified via email of their acceptance into the First-Year Living-Learning Community by Friday, June 5, 2020.

For more information, read the frequently asked questions below or email We are happy to answer your questions and tell you more.  

The Honors Residential Community for First-Year Students

Immerse yourself in the Honors experience with other high-achieving students in Earle Hall. You’ll have direct access to:
  • On-floor classrooms
  • Study Lounges
  • 24-hour Computer Lab
  • Music Practice Room
  • Seminar Rooms
  • Honors College Faculty
  • Special RA Programs and Connections
To reserve your spot in the Honors Residential Community, simply indicate your interest on your housing agreement and pay your deposit by the May 1 priority deadline. Students who are accepted into this Community will be notified before First-Year Online Room Selection begins.

Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive Housing—which is now available in Chapman Hall, Waldo Hall and Residence Hall B—refers to rooms where people of any sex or gender identity can live together. This housing option helps create an environment that acknowledges, respects, and appreciates the diversity of our student body. Students may choose to live in Gender Inclusive Housing because they identify as transgender, they do not wish to be identified by any sex or gender identity, or they prefer to live with a roommate of a different sex or gender identity. Like all other on-campus housing options at Adelphi University, students are discouraged from living with their current partner regardless of sexual orientation.

Applications for Fall 2020 are due by Friday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m.

Gender Inclusive Housing requires that you submit a Gender Inclusive Housing Policy Agreement and Roommate Preference Form.

The Global Community

The Global Community brings together globally-minded students who are curious about the world: its cultures, cuisines, places and peoples. The Global Community is open to all students. You’ll have access to:

  • A dedicated wing on the first floor of Eddy Hall
  • On-floor meeting and programming space
  • A private study lounge
  • International film viewing and discussions
  • Faculty engagement and academic connections
  • International themed dining experiences
  • Global programming and events

The Honors College Suites

The Honors College section of Earle Hall is set up with suites that can accommodate approximately 30 Honors College students. Each suite has a semi-private bath and common living area. Honors College classrooms, study lounges, and computer rooms are also located in Earle Hall.

The Arts District

A collaborative and engaged community whose members support each others’ artistic endeavors and develop their passion for the arts as a whole. The Arts District is open to all Adelphi students, regardless of major, but an appreciation of the performing and visual arts is essential to having a meaningful experience in this community.

Highlights include:

  • Dedicated wing on the second floor of Earle Hall
  • Arts specific programming 
  • Opportunities to interact and collaborate with other student artists
  • Faculty Contacts from Art, Dance, Music, and Theater
For more information, read the frequently asked questions below or email We are happy to answer your questions and tell you more.  

The Greek Life and Social Fellowship Residential Learning Community

Be a part of this community designed especially for students in Greek organizations and social fellowships. Highlights include:

  • Reserve your space in Residence Hall B before room selection
  • On-floor meeting and programming space in Residence Hall B
  • Community-focused non-credit seminar and on-floor programming
  • Increase your organization’s pride, unity, and engagement
  • Take trips into New York City and/or across Long Island

» Apply for Greek Life and Social Fellowship Community Housing

The priority deadline for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 academic year application is Monday, March 25, 2019. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and students who are accepted into the Greek Life and Social Fellowship Learning Community will be notified on Wednesday, April 15, 2019. 

For more information, read the frequently asked questions below or email We are happy to answer your questions and tell you more.  

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Residential Life and Housing
Earle Hall, Room 100
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